Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Emilia Romagna: Bologna or Parma base? Rent car or train?

Jump to last reply

Hello
We will be 3 nights in E-R and love food! have searched Chowhound for food sites and are looking forward to this part of our trip.....We hope to do various day trips - Ravenna, Parma, maybe Modena or Padua and are looking for the best base.

In Bologna, any comments on the Hotel Porta San Mamolo? Hotel Metropole? or the B&B Antica Case Zucchini? I am a bit picky about nice clean rooms w/ decent beds.

In Parma, Looking at the Palazzo della Rosa Prati. Also have considered the Hotel Posta in Emilia nella Reggio.

We will be in Florence before, and go to Venice after this. - so would consider renting a car for the 3 nights that we are in E-R. Is this wise, or are trains the best bet? If car, where would you suggest renting it and dropping it off?

thanks!!

20 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Southern Spain
  2. 2 Family vacay for 6 weeks with 2 Toddlers
  3. 3 Scotland November 2015
  4. 4 Earthquakes in Tuscany
  5. 5 Germany in December 2015
  6. 6 Bus Tour with a toddler
  7. 7 Greece or Portugal for 3-4 week fall sojourn?
  8. 8 All Set To Go!!
  9. 9 Vegan in Germany?
  10. 10 Help!! which tour company is the best for group tours in Italy?
  11. 11 Minimalist wardrobe for Europe
  12. 12 Siena - Pienza - Montepulciano
  13. 13 biking tours in Italy?
  14. 14 Andalucia - very early trip thinking - reactions?
  15. 15 Treis-Karden 4 days and Trier 2 days?
  16. 16 Which european city?
  17. 17 Italy, mid May, 10 days, Rome + another city?
  18. 18 Trip to Central and Eastern Europe Aug 2015 (3-9 months)
  19. 19 Taxi or Tube from LHR to Gloucester Road Tube?
  20. 20 Ideas for Itinerary from Frankfurt
  21. 21 Rail tickets Question: Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Antwerp
  22. 22 Euro Trivia Quiz #12 - Know Your Rivers?
  23. 23 Italy Countryside
  24. 24 Trip Report Adventures in Italy with Momma
  25. 25 French Basque region
View next 25 » Back to the top